Craig Mod continues to be one of the most important thinkers that I read. In the ongoing battle to be less drawn into my phone, this framing is helpful. If you’re not getting both Ridgeline and Roden Explorers in your inbox, you’re really missing out.
A smartphone excels, above all, at teleportation. It takes you from where you are, and places you elsewhere. If not physically, certainly mentally. This is great when you’re where you don’t want to be — on a packed commute for example. You can listen to a podcast, read an article, and be far, far “away” from a squished train. The issue is when this teleportation superpower intrudes on moments when you want to be present.
— Craig Mod